Dr. Augustina Akonor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. She is also the Head of Department of Liberal Arts at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS). She holds a PhD in Educational Studies, Ohio University, USA (2008), MPA, Ohio University, USA (2005), Master of Arts in International Affairs, Ohio University (2003) and BA (Hons) Secretaryship University of Cape-Coast (1998)
Area of Specialization:
Gender and Public Administration, Gender and Development, Development Management and Administration, Governance and Development of Extractive Industries
Sam Agyei-Ampomah is a Professor of Finance, and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, GIMPA, Accra, Ghana. He joined GIMPA in September 2015 as a Professor and Associate Dean of the GIMPA Business School. Prior to joining GIMPA, he was a Reader in Finance at the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. He has also held faculty positions at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, and Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Sam’s research focuses on corporate finance, financial market institutions and products, and financial literacy. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, European Financial Management, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and the International Review of Financial Analysis.
BSc. (Mathematics) KNUST, Ghana; MPhil (Economics)
University of Ghana, Ghana; PhD (Development Studies)
University of Ghana, Ghana.
Econometrics, Economics, Development Studies
Modelling, inequalities, health and poverty related issues.
Phone: (+233)302421614, Ext. 2140
Office: Syndicate Block (SB 319)
B.A. in French and Russian
M.A. in Translation – English, French and Spanish
Curriculum development in English and French
Sales and Marketing
General French lessons and French for Specific Purposes
General English lessons and English for Specific Purposes
The role of language in the job market.
Language and labour mobility
The role of language in customer service at the work place
Publications – Journal articles, conferences and books:
Joint research work with Dr. Godson Tetteh – Work in progress on the topic: Assessing Indicators of Motivation for Learning French in Higher Education
Emmanuel Agyapong Wiafe is a lecturer at the GIMPA Campus in Kumasi. He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and he is an alumnus of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He is a member of several economic societies and association including Network for Socioeconomic Research and Advancement (NESRA) and the European Studies Association for Sub-Saharan Africa (ESA-SSA).
Business Research Methods
Area of interest
Applied Econometric with time series
Labour market issues,
Poverty and Social exclusion
Cantah, G. W., Brafu-Insaidoo, G. W., Wiafe, E. A., & Adams, A. (2018). FDI and Trade Policy Openness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eastern Economic Journal, 44(1), 97–116. doi:10.1057/eej.2016.9
Ahiakpor, F., Brafu-Insaidoo, G. W., Obeng, C. K., & Wiafe, E. A (2017). Foreign direct investment and export performance in Ghana: Modeling uncertainty using Bayesian model selection approach. Ogua Journal of Social Sciences 8 (2), 41-56
Barnor, C., Asmah, E. E., & Wiafe, E. A. (2016). Health spending and economic growth in Ghana: Examination of Causality. International journal of ecological economics and statistics, 37 (1), 15-23. CESER publication.
Barnor, C & Wiafe, E. A (2015). Financial sector openness and stock market development in Ghana. Research journal of finance and accounting, 6 (24), 80-88
Wiafe, E. A., Barnor, C., & Quaidoo, C. (2015). Oil price shocks and Private Investment in Ghana. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 6 (22), 1-7
Barnor, C. & Wiafe, E. A (xxx). Testing the Twin Deficit Hypothesis in the Context of Ghana. International Research Journal of Marketing and Economics (Forthcoming)
Acheampong, I. K., & Wiafe, E. A. (2013) Link between Poverty and Social Exclusion in Ghana: Econometric Approach. Journal of Art and Social Sciences, 1(2), 103-124
Acheampong I. K & Wiafe, E. A. (2013). FDI and stock market development Evidence from Ghana. International Journal of Finance and Policy Analysis 5 (1): Spring 2013, 3-15
Work in Progress/Conference
What influences SME growth?
Policy uncertainty and stock performance with Peterson Owusu Jnr (West End University)
Wiafe, E. A., & Ahiapkor, F. (2015). Oil price and Inflation in Ghana: Evidence from MSM. (Unpulished)
UNU-WIDER Conference: Migration and Mobility: 3-5 November 2017: Poster Session: migration, remittance and poverty in Ghana
AREF Conference: Macroeconomic volatility; 30-31th August 2017; Paper Presented: Effect of Crude oil price volatility on exchange rate in Ghana.
Trade and Gender Issues. UNCTAD Vi. Online Programme from 9th Feb to 23rd March, 2017. (Certificate Awarded)
Departmental Seminar- University of Professional Studies on 11th February, 2015. Paper Presented: Oil price volatility and Inflation in Ghana: Using Markov Switching Approach
Round Table Discussion- Microfinance and Poverty Reduction. Held at University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast on 4th Oct. 2014 – Participant
CSAE Conference 2014- “Economic Development in Africa” Held at St. Catharine’s College, Oxford on 23-25 March, 2014. Paper presented: Trade Policy Openness and FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa
UNCTAD Virtual Institute workshop on “Trade Empirics using STATA held at University of Cape Coast, Ghana on 20-23 May, 2013 (Certificate awarded)
The 2012 Wiley-Blackwell Exchanges online conference, ‘Migration in a Changing World: Where Do We Go Now?’ held on 5-9 November 2012 -Discussant (Virtual conference)
International conference on Poverty, social Exclusion and Development organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Cape Coast, from the 9th to 12th October, 2012.Paper Presented: The link between Poverty and Social Exclusion in Ghana
Microfinance seminar – Organized by Microfinance Unit in collaboration with Association of Economics Students in 2010 at the University of Cape Coast. Participant (Certificate awarded)
Master of Philosophy (English), KNUST, Ghana
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) English, KNUST, Ghana
Diploma (Public Relations), ICM, UK
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Reading Seminar in Humanities
Corporate Social Responsibility
Kwadwo Arhin is a lecturer at the Kumasi GIMPA Campus. He had his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Cape Coast and his Master’s degree also in Economics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently a PhD Candidate (Health Economics) at the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
He worked as a Budget Officer and Economics Tutor at Ghana Education Service. He was also a Part-Time Lecturer at the Center for Continuing Education (CCE), University of Cape Coast before his appointment as Adjunct Lecturer at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in September, 2015 and as full-time Lecturer in September, 2016.
Teaching Areas: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Health Economics, and Statistics.
RESEARCH WORKS, PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS:
BSc (UCC, Ghana); MSc (Edinburgh, UK); PhD (Edinburgh, UK)
Sociology and Economics of Religion Media, Religion and Culture
Business and Religion, Audience Studies, Consumer Culture and Behaviour, Media and Politics, Media and Religion & African Studies
BA (KNUST, Ghana); MSc (University of Hull, UK); PhD (University of Hull, UK)
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Energy Economics and Applied General Equilibrium Modeling
Economic Growth & Welfare Policies, Energy Markets & Policies, Financial Markets & Policies and Emerging & Developing Economics